Big Live Oak

Reports and materials related to the Live Oak Project. The project was initiated by Larry Tucei to document the great live oak tree ((Quercus virginia) found in the southern United States.

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Larry Tucei
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Big Live Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:11 pm

NTS- Me and my Grandson went to Pascagoula Ms. on Sunday to measure a large Live Oak that a friend of mine saw a few weeks ago. The tree grows on the O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home property. I would estimate its age at 200-250 years. It is a great tree that has some minor damage from what looks like a old lightning strike. The is the first tree he has helped me measure. The results were CBH-22' 7', Height-75.2' and Crown Spread- 115.5' x 103'. The O'Bryant-O'Keefe Oak becomes number 128 of the Live Oak Listing now with this addition at 268 trees. Larry
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Re: Big Live Oak

Post by dbhguru » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:38 pm

Larry,

Good to know that you are giving your grandson a proper introduction to tree measuring. He's now got some pretty big shoes to fill.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
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Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
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Re: Big Live Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:26 am

Bob- Thanks for the compliment. He is a lot like me very interested in nature. The next time I get him we are going walking in De Soto National Forest. He just made 8 years old this month. Larry

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Re: Big Live Oak

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:46 am

That's an unusual looking sprig at the top. 75' on an open grown live oak is outstanding!

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